The development of a federal Aquaculture Act of limited scope that respects federal, provincial and territorial jurisdiction was announced at the December 4, 2018, Canadian Council for Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s (CCFAM) meeting. The federal legislation will support the development of a more holistic and environmentally sustainable approach to aquaculture management and offer greater consistency and certainty for industry.
In the last couple years, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) conducted engagement sessions on multiple initiatives, including an aquaculture act. Feedback on aquaculture management was also obtained during summer 2018 through the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS) Regulatory Review of the Agriculture and Agri-food Sector.
Building on input received during this previous engagement, DFO invites you to a meeting to gather further advice and direction on the future Act and it’s proposed content. The meeting is scheduled for May 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (NDT) at the Courtyard by Marriott (131 Duckworth Street) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. For those that cannot attend in person, you may join the discussion via telephone (Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-413-4791 – Conference ID: 6112696). Meeting materials will follow.
Please email AquacultureConsultations.XMAR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca to confirm your participation by May 17, 2019.